Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members trespassing on his turf. damon stewart is hadiya's godfather and a chicago policeman. >> wrong place, wrong time-- one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk jobs to street duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang- infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: but earlier this month, the mayor admitted it will take more than flooding chicago with cops to stop the killing. >> there's an element to that. there's an element to people's sense of not having any sense of hope. but that doesn't dismiss or permit... >> reporter: or excuse.
Feb 1, 2013 12:00am PST
woman whose name has not been talked about, hadiya pendleton, who was this young african-american, a majorette. she was gunned down, a stray bullet. here's the thing, if we're going to start talking about violence, i'm 100% for the background checks. i'm very concerned about the assault weapons, but my big concern is you have these two -- >> a cultural question? >> two theologies. one says background checks, it will solve every problem. the other theology that says we can't trust america's government. we're so afraid of america's government and disdainful of america's government that we won't give them any power to protect our children. neither one is going to solve the problem. >> i don't think any of these things are going to solve the problem. the game plan is to try to reduce the problem. >> kellyanne if i'm mistaken, you share the view that the nra put out, which is that you don't solve the gun violence problem in america by reducing the number of guns? >> i first want to say thank you to van jones because i couldn't have said it better myself, and i agree with every